Question 280 of 365: Do we need Man Caves?

Image via Wikipedia Call it an office or a tool shed or a garage, but the Man Cave has become something of a mythical figure in daily married life. It is something to aspire to if you don’t have one or escape to if you do. It is decked out …

Question 265 of 365: How many pieces am I playing with?

Image via Wikipedia Chess has a certain amount of pieces, as does every other game that I can think of. If you put too many pieces on the board it doesn’t look right and you can’t play. Having too many pawns makes moving around the board more difficult and having …

Question 242 of 365: How do we build things that we want to own?

Image by JOE MARINARO via Flickr The┬áNew Belgium Brewing Company has only been around for 19 years. Every employee owns part of the company after the first year of work. You get a bicycle too. After 5 years, they send you to Belgium and relive the founder’s inspiring trek through …

Question 228 of 365: How much do we want to see something spectacular?

Image by Willderbeast via Flickr I get the feeling that we want the next big thing so badly that we see it in everything we do. We want the planets to align and for a vision to come down from the heavens more than anything else. We want to see …

Question 217 of 365: Who spilled?

Image via Wikipedia I have always been pretty clumsy. I didn’t know how clumsy until I met my wife. She has a way to showcase nearly every one of my falls and mishaps. She does this by not falling and bumping into walls and tripping herself up. By contrast, I …

Question 204 of 365: When do we almost die?

Image by jef safi via Flickr It strikes me that we almost die far more often than we actually do. Most of the days that I drive to work I think about what it would be like if I made an enormous right turn into oncoming traffic or into the …

Question 201 of 365: How hard and how fast should we jump on the ice?

Image via Wikipedia The Chagrin river never froze over completely. At least, not in my memory anyway. It was always halfway frozen in the winter, allowing for a few ducks to sit on the frigid water as it took them closer and closer to the falls beneath the Popcorn Shop …

Question 200 of 365: Are we on a roll, taking roll, role models, rolling the dice or just rolls of toilet paper?

Image via Wikipedia We worry about being fathers. We worry about being sons. About being employees and entrepreneurs. We worry about the things that we are and what we will never be. But I don’t care abut the roles we are prescribed or the ones that we take on over …

Question 192 of 365: Where is the crazy?

Image by jah~ off n on via Flickr Crazy people are everywhere. Not just the run of the mill crazy, either. I’m talking about completely out of their head insane, unable to reason their way through modern daily life, wringing their hqnds of all connection to reality, playing the fool …

Question 184 of 365: When can we have patches?

Image via Wikipedia I was in the boy scouts for a total of a few months. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the things that happened there, I’m just not sure I ever figured out the idea of someone else giving you a badge when you have done something they …